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HHS to Spend $450,000 Grants to Navajo Nation for Birth Control
The US Department of Health and Human Services will be spending $450,000 in grants to promote "long acting" contraceptives and "sterilization" birth control methods among the Navajo Nation's...more



Lower CPR Training Rates in Rural Counties
According to a study by Monique L. Anderson, M.D., of the Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, N.C. and colleagues, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training seems to be lower in more rural...more

Sebelius Promotes Obamacare to Philadelphia Latino Community
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius was in Philadelphia to address the Latino community about enrolling in health insurance plans. According to...more

NURSE Corps Scholarship Program Deadline Extended
The NURSE Corps Scholarship Program (formerly Nursing Scholarship Program) will offer scholarships to nursing students in exchange for a minimum 2-year full-time service commitment (or part-time), at...more

More Homeless Patients Are Being Discharged With \"No Fixed Abode\"
Homeless patients, including those that suffer from with serious illnesses or addiction, are being discharged by hospitals due to lack of funding. District Health Board figures reveal a flock of...more

The Safety Net Medical Home Initiative
The Safety Net Medical Home Initiative was a five-year (2008 to 2013) national Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) demonstration project to aid 65 primary care safety net sites become...more

Health Reform Expands Opportunities for Community Health Workers
The enduring growth in health care spending and demand for affordable care is forging new opportunities for workers who can help expand cost-effective care. The Urban Institute paper suggests that...more

National Health Service Corps Students to Service Loan Repayment Program
The National Health Service Corps is sponsoring a grant program which offers loan repayments to medical students (MD and DO) who are in their last year of school. In order to be eligible for the...more

Health Status of Disconnected Low-Income Men
A report from Urban Institute covers the health insurance coverage and health status of disconnected low-income men in the United States from 2008 to 2010. The report tackles men's connections to...more

BOCES for the Unemployed
The Regional Economic Development Council has recently launched the BOCES program wherein it aims to help train unemployed workers. $80,000 has been alloted to BOCES in order to fund tuition for...more





Village Capital announced the winners of the $50,000 prize awarded to social entrepreneurs who don’t “self-define as social  entrepreneurs”. The winners didn’t start out thinking of themselves as social enterprises.




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